My Personal History of Literacy

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    My History of Literacy

  • Alphabet Book Set by Ruth Learner Perle

    Alphabet Book Set by Ruth Learner Perle
    This book set was given to me at a young age by my aunt.
  • The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

    The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
    In kindergarten, this was the first book I remember my teacher reading to us.
  • Corduroy by Don Freeman

    Corduroy by Don Freeman
    I remember reading this book with my grandma.
  • The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen

    The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen
    The second set of books that was given to me was a set of the little golden books around the time I was in first grade. This was one of my favorites.
  • The Three Little Pigs by Elizabeth Ross

    The Three Little Pigs by Elizabeth Ross
    This was another book in the little golden books set that stood out for me as a kid. This book terrified me because of the storyline.
  • Goosebumps Book Series by R.L. Stine

    Goosebumps Book Series by R.L. Stine
    I remember getting my first Goosebumps book for Christmas by a secret Santa exchange in elementary school. This book series was my favorite one to read in middle school and my kids love to read them today.
  • The Borrowers by Mary Norton

    The Borrowers by Mary Norton
    I loved listening to my fourth grade teacher read this to the class. I looked forward to this time everyday.
  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

    Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
    This is one of the first books that I remember from fourth grade that opened my eyes up to real world events.
  • The Boxcar Children Book Set by Gertrude Chandler Warner

    The Boxcar Children Book Set by Gertrude Chandler Warner
    This was another one of my favorite sets to read. I remember escaping from bad days in these books. I started reading this set in fifth grade when I got the first two from a friend.
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brian

    Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brian
    I remember reading this in my sixth grade class and looked forward to it everyday.
  • A light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

    A light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
    This was my favorite author for most of my adolescent years. I enjoyed reading the entire set.
  • Falling Up by Shel Silverstein

    Falling Up by Shel Silverstein
    This was my favorite set of books to read starting in fourth grade and all through sixth grade.
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

    Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
    This was my favorite set of books to read starting in fourth grade and all through sixth grade.
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    This book was probably my favorite one to read that was required in my seventh grade English class. This book brought light to subjects and language that I feel is important to address.
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry

    The Giver by Lois Lowry
    This book really stuck out as a memory for me in middle school. The language and storyline seemed dark but relatable to me.
  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien

    The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien
    This is the first book I was able to purchase at a book fair in middle school.
  • The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

    The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
    I remember reading this and watching the movie in middle school. This was one of my first memories of being able to read a book and watch a movie based on a book and able to understand how to compare the two.
  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

    The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
    This was my sister's favorite book series. She would have me read them to her when I was in high school because she is five years younger than me and loved hearing me read.
  • The Stand by Stephen King

    The Stand by Stephen King
    During high school I started a fixation on reading his novels.
  • A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer

    A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer
    This book series was one I latched onto in my high school years. It was relatable and relevant.
  • Haunted: A Novel by Chuck Palahniuk

    Haunted: A Novel by Chuck Palahniuk
    In high school I was in a weird phase/place. Some trauma in my personal life sent me down a path of darkness for a while. I started reading a lot of this writer's books.
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

    Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
    I started reading this series during my senior year of high school.
  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

    The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
    During high school my biggest escape was theater. I loved books and theater during this time. Our children's theater class did a play on this book.
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
    This was the first book I bought for my daughter. It was her favorite book for the longest time.
  • Alice's Adventure in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

    Alice's Adventure in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
    These books grew with me into adulthood. They are one of my favorite series of books.
  • The Three Little Pigs by RH Disney

    The Three Little Pigs by RH Disney
    I found this book at a used bookstore and bought it for my daughter.
  • The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss

    The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
    This was my son's favorite book.
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

    Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
    I bought this book for my son to read to him every night.
  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
    This is one of my favorite books to read to my children.
  • A Fault in Our Stars by John Green

    A Fault in Our Stars by John Green
    This book had an impact on me.
  • If It Bleeds by Stephen King

    If It Bleeds by Stephen King
    I started reading this book recently.